Galina Group Tours

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ter, CH1 1NQ

Providing Group travel since 1989

Arnhem Tour

Arnhem: Commemorative Parachute Drop at Ginkel Heath

Arnhem: Four-Day Tours

Day One (Outward):  Local pick-up & travel to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Onward travel to your accommodation in Nijmegen (4* B&B for three nights). Check-in & evening free.
(Note:  This itinerary can be adapted for groups wishing to travel via P&O North Sea Ferries sailing overnight from Hull. Please ask our staff for details).

Day Two (Arnhem):  Operation Market was the airborne element of Montgomery's plan to shorten the war by making a direct thrust across the Neder Rijn into Germany. Visits to: 
  • Ginkel Heath:  British 1st Airborne Division Landing Zones (LZs) & Dropping Zones (DZs) 
  • Reijerscamp:  The German response & the destruction of the coup de main party 
  • Hartenstein Museum:  Urquhart's HQ during the battle; Lion Route; the Perimeter
  • Westerbouwing Heights:  The high ground at Oosterbeek; the Neder Rijn
  • "Lonsdale's" Church:  Defence of the Perimeter; Sargeant Baskeyfield VC; Kate ter Horst
  • Oosterbeek Cemetery:  Airborne casualties from Arnhem & Oosterbeek
  • The Hollows:  The arrival of Hackett's brigade & their attempts to reach Arnhem Bridge
  • St Elizabeth's Hospital, Onderlangs & Bovenover:  The battle of West Arnhem
  • The John Frost Bridge at Arnhem:  Frost's isolated command & the battle at the bridge
Return to accommodation & evening free.     

Day Three (Groesbeek & Nijmegen):  Operation Garden was the ground element of the plan.  Horrocks' XXX Corps were to advance along what became Hell's Highway. Visits to:
  • Groesbeek National Liberation Museum at Groesbeek:  The battle for Nijemegen
  • Groesbeek Cemetery & Memorial:  The Canadians in the Second World War
  • Jonkerbos War Cemetery:  XXX Corps & Airborne casualties 
  • The Waal Bridge:  The American 82nd  Airborne Division's amphibious assault
Free time in the afternoon to explore Nijmegen before returning to your hotel in the evening.

Day Four (Return):  Depart for Calais & ferry crossing to Dover. Return to local drop-off point.  
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